Tips For Cleaning and Sealing Pavers

Cleaning Pavers, Spring Hill, FL There is no doubt that nowadays pavers are a very popular material for a wide range of outdoor hardscaping projects such as patios, driveways, walkways, and pool decks. Pavers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, designs, and styles. At CLP Property Management, we provide our clients with superior residential and commercial hardscaping services. While using high-quality materials and expert workmanship in paver installations is crucial, regular paver cleaning and sealing are essential in keeping these surfaces in good condition.

Helpful Tips for Cleaning and Sealing Paving Stones

The seal-coating creates a protective layer on the surface, making it resistant to stains and scratches. You will also have less moss and mildew buildup on the paver stones if you seal coat them once every few years. These are some tips for cleaning and sealing paving stones:

Pressure Washing Pavers

Before sealing the pavers, the hardscaping professionals will pressure wash the surfaces thoroughly. It helps get rid of accumulated dirt, debris, sap and oil stains, and rust marks. Pressure cleaning may seem like an easy enough task, but it's best to hire professionals. Different paver materials need specific cleaning methods, and excessive pressure will only damage the surfaces. Skilled and experienced hardscapers have the knowledge and expertise to clean pavers perfectly, and they will use the right amount of pressure while doing this job.

Filling Joints with Polymeric Sand

The next step is to fill the paver joints with polymeric sand, as it helps improve the integrity and stability of the installation. The sand keeps the paver units from shifting while deterring weeds from growing in the joints. The experts will use a machine to spread the sand evenly into the joints, after which they will clean all the excess sand from the surfaces. The sand will then be allowed to sit for a few days before seal-coating the surfaces.

Replacing Chipped Pavers

When handling any paver cleaning and sealing job, the technicians will also check the installation for signs of damage or deterioration. Paver stones are resilient and hardy and do not get damaged easily. However, if any units have suffered damage from a heavy impact and are chipped or cracked, the technicians will first replace them. This step is crucial to maintain the integrity of the installation. Cracked or chipped paver units will create gaps that cause the shifting of adjacent units, affecting the paver installation's stability.

Paver Sealing

Once any damaged pavers have been replaced and the joints sealed, the next step is to seal the paved surfaces. As mentioned earlier, seal-coating pavers protect the surfaces from early deterioration, and the application makes them resistant to scratches and stains. There are many different types of seal-coating products, and you can choose the finishes you want.

The experts will provide their input about the one that will be best suited to your needs. Depending on the type of pavers, the technicians may apply two coats of sealant. They will use the second coat only after the first one is completely dry.

Hire Licensed and Experienced Paving Experts

As you can see, there is a precise process to be followed for cleaning and sealing pavers. Systematic handling of the job is essential, and the professionals must use time-tested cleaning and sealing products and techniques.

The best way to ensure that you get high-grade services is to hire experienced professionals like us at CLP Property Management. For more information about our paver clean and seal solutions, please call us at 352-549-4981 or send us a message via this Contact Us form.

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